May 16, 2009

J.J Abrams & promo video - Season 2

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‘FRINGE’ CO-CREATOR J.J. ABRAMS SPILLS THE BEANS ON NIMOY APPEARING IN THE SEASON FINALE AND SEASON 2 HINTS

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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

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NABBING LEONARD NIMOY TO APPEAR AS THE CONTROVERSIAL FIGUREHEAD WILLIAM BELL ON FRINGE?

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“I called him, essentially begging him,” says Abrams. “I told him, we’re doing this show, he knew of it, hadn’t seen it and I explained that there was a critical character who had been mentioned throughout the first season including the pilot and it was a big deal for the show. Not just where he came from, but the back story of where it’s going. [So I said] ‘it would be an honor if he would consider playing the part.’  He was open to the idea, but wanted to see the show and see the pages. I was thrilled when he called back saying it was intriguing and interesting – that’s how we got him to return to the role of Spock. We pitched him. There was interest and intrigue.”

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WHERE FRINGE IS GOING AFTER THE SEASON FINALE ...

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“In the story of FRINGE, it is the end of one chapter and the beginning of another,” he says. “If you look at this show as a series of standalone episodes, it works in that regard too. This show feels like it’s a tentpole episode in terms of the mythology, but it really does continue the story that from the beginning of the season we were going to tell. The first season was the set up, [the character's] roles, their job and getting a sense of the rhythm of the show, but this is a massive turning point in the long-term arc of the series.”

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN SEASON 2 … OR AT LEAST A HINT OF WHAT TO EXPECT …

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“First of all, I would say that the first year was about learning there is an enemy and I would say  that Season 2 is about knowing the enemy,” says Abrams. “As the show progresses, and in the second season, it’s building to a specific confrontation and a really interesting shift in the fundamental paradigm on the show in a very cool way. Without going into any details about it, it has a fun, fresh way in next year that I think you never know how it’s going to work, but cross your fingers people are going to like it. Next season is thrilling for me, not in that they audience is coming back to experience what we’re doing, but the excitement is not just these characters, but now playing with [those characters].”

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Source: iF Magazine

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3 Responses to “J.J Abrams & promo video - Season 2”

  1. quinky

    Are they going to kill off the observer?? (About 23 seconds into the promo)

  2. Scully Scully

    @quinky: I don’t think that the dead guy in the body bag is an Observer. He is wearing a plaid shirt. Here’s the pic…

    http://observersarehere.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/promo_season_2_1.jpg

  3. vini

    it is another person indeed.

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